GRANDPA BUD by Siobhan Dodds


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Age Range: 3 - 7
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 Little Polly is coming for the night, and (she confides by phone) she's hoping Grandpa Bud will bake her favorite cake. Another call from Polly: ``Henry'' is coming, too, if he may; he likes Jell-O and ice cream. The joke is that Polly, on the text page, is shown holding Henry, who's a toy bear, while, as shown opposite, Grandpa imagines a hungry boy who will also have to share Polly's bed. Polly calls again (Rosie would like banana sandwiches) and again (George's favorite is hot dogs); getting a bit bothered now, Grandpa scurries around the kitchen while visualizing a bed ever more crowded with the children he thinks Polly has described--until she turns up with a basket of stuffed animals. Accommodating Grandpa Bud is an old sweetheart; and kids will love figuring out what's going on before he does. The engaging cartoon-style illustrations are just right. (Picture book. 3-7)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1993
ISBN: 1-56402-175-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Candlewick
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1993


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